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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Sunday Sweets For Book Lovers

It's Sunday! Aka, snuggle-up-somewhere-cozy-with-a-good-book day.

This calls for some books we can really sink our teeth into:

(By The Night Kitchen Bakery)

That'll do.


And a tip of the Sorting Hat to J.K. Rowling, who inspired a whole generation to grow up reading:

(By Janice Paredes-Alvarez)


(By Gina Rouchy)


Or raise your hand if you grew up on this fantasy series:

(By Bake My Cake)

So, so pretty. That little ivy trail is the perfect touch.


Or how about these classics?

(By Sweet Fix)

I've actually featured this cake before, but those covers are worth a second look. Seriously some of the best I've ever seen.


And for more classics, how about a little Edgar Allan Poe?

(By Miss Amy)

Creepy cool! Love the hand-painted raven.


Eventually we all graduate to slightly less riveting reads, of course:

(By Highland Bakery)


But all it takes is the right book to make us feel like kids again:

(By Sweet On Cake)


Or maybe a teenager, fighting for her life:

(By Isabelle Bambridge)


Maybe some of us even get inspired to start writing our OWN adventures:

(By The Cake Factory)


Because for book worms like us, the best "happily ever after" is one filled with stories:

(By Roxy Cakes)

Although a double chocolate raspberry filling might be a close second. ;)


Happy Sunday, everyone! Here's to curling up for the rest of the day with a good book.


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Reader Comments (18)


August 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Is the Adventure book from Pixars Up?

August 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterZeenia

Someone really needs to do a Star Wars one. Darth Plagueis or Thrawn Trilogy maybe.

August 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMel

If I had been able to keep every book from every place I've ever lived in ....I probably could have had a house built out of them. Sweet, sweet, SWEET...!

August 6, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

That Raven cake is seriously cool, but I could never eat it. They just had to put a rat on there (shudder).

August 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

This just proves what Sir Francis Bacon said -- "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested...."

August 6, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermel

Awww that adventure book is the one from Up *sniff*

August 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

I think the "My Adventure Book" is from the Pixar movie "Up."

August 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBelinda

I love books. And these cakes! I am so old I remember going to the bookmobile in the summer. It was a huge buslike vehicle that was stacked with books from floor to ceiling. I was allowed to take out two dozen books at one time. (It only came to our tiny town once every two weeks.) It was heaven on wheels. I'm glad all books aren't cakes or I would be a very unhealthy old lady by now!

August 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBiffster

Ahhhhhh! Now you're talking! I've never eaten a book before, but I HAVE fallen asleep on a few in my time.....and my old favorites are like old friends. Hmmmm...Is this a "Have your cake, and read it, too" kind of day?

August 6, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Alright, who got crumbs all over the pages?

August 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAl the K

Quibble, quibble. The handsome bird on the Poe cake is a crow not a raven. Ravens have black beaks with a crest of short feathers covering most of the top beak. The devil is in the details and the artist who did all that work should have taken a moment to look at a photo of a raven. People who draw roses should, as well.

August 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

Ooh! *Raises hand and waves it wildly*

All beautiful, though the Tolkien one takes the cake, so to speak. =-)

August 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Erm... Does nobody else see that kraken cake is on the ground?

August 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSara

I love these, even the second time around. :)

August 7, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

I'm pretty sure the kraken cake is on a cake stand because there something white between the bottom book and the grass.

August 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

The fifth one is lovely and all...but why is it just sitting on the grass? I'd like my cake WITHOUT a side salad, thanks.

August 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda H.

@Sara - I think there is a base there, it's just hard to see. The blue semicircle is the foot, and there is presumably a thin, flat board part above it supporting the bottom book. So I don't think the cake itself is actually touching the grass, though I admit it's a lot closer to it than you'd usually see!

Still a beautiful cake, though.

August 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

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